CPI to hold week-long protests over cattle trade ban

The Left party reiterated its allegation that the notification is interference by the Centre in the authority of states as animal husbandry comes in concurrent list of the Constitution.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 1, 2017 8:41 pm
Cattle trade, Cattle trade ban, S Sudhakar Redd, CPI, Cow alaughter “Beef is comparatively cheaper and gives enough proteins. Hence, working people prefer it in all religions. This is an unwise decision,” Reddy said. (File photo)

The CPI will stage week-long protests in parts of the country to seek rollback of the Centre’s “unwise” notification banning sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter. The protests will be staged between June 3 and June 10, party general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said in a statement.

“The CPI calls upon its units to organise protest actions throughout the country, demanding withdrawal of the notification totally,” he said.

The Left party reiterated its allegation that the notification is interference by the Centre in the authority of states as animal husbandry comes in concurrent list of the Constitution.

Any subject that falls into the list concerned means both the Centre and states can have say on the issue and the Union government cannot take unilateral decision on it.

“Beef is comparatively cheaper and gives enough proteins. Hence, working people prefer it in all religions. This is an unwise decision,” Reddy added.

The Union environment ministry on May 23 came out with the notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter.

It also prohibited practices that are cruel to animals including painting of horns and putting ornaments or decorative materials on them.

The environment ministry has notified the stringent ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017’ under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

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    Pinnamaneni Subhash Rayudu
    Jun 2, 2017 at 3:04 am
    I think communists worry too much about money rather than emotional loss they have no connect to our past tradition of using and toi along with these domesticated animals in the greenery and they are not a working cl of India. They are the leeches and parasites of our society. Communism is irrelevant to India, they are less patriotic and their sense of ownership and the way they do not want to face facts is absolutely obnoxious.
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    Jag Mohan Manchanda
    Jun 1, 2017 at 10:50 pm
    I doubt if the claim that beef is preferred by working people in all religions is valid. Most Hindus donot like to consume it for religious beliefs. It also makes sense not to slaughter milk yielding cattle. However, a blanket ban can pose the problem of feeding a large population of useless animals and hurt those eating a cheap source of protein or engaged in cattle trade. Therefore, the issue should be dealt with sensibly rather than emotively
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